This pack includes three saber models, each boasting a silver and gold color scheme, and each shining like the untouched metal they are. Er, well, maybe they're not, but they look like they are. The designs for each of the hilts are good, and the look of them in-game are also very sleek. My only concerns lie with the seemingly sub-par skinmaps, which are covered up by the chrome shader, and the inefficience of the models themselves. It seems like one or more of the models used a 16 sided cylinder - twice than what's necessary! An 8-sided cylinder would be plenty for what the author wanted to do here. The skinmaps also didn't do the models any favors. They were simple, and not realistic looking, as if the author was counting on the chrome shaders covering them up. Now that's a valid approach, however I personally detest it as it's the "easy" way out, and reduces the workload of the author. I would rather put out something I could be proud of, even if the detail won't be seen, rather than throwing something together and sticking a shader on top of it.
In any case, however, the hilts do look very nice in-game, have interesting designs, and shouldn't really cripple an average computer. Just keep in mind, though, that insanely high-poly hilts are not only unnecessary, but can actually slow down weaker computers. Plus if you're not going to put the detail in the texture, putting it into the model is also kind of silly.
NAME: 1ShotDoctors Personal Sabers FILE SIZE: 699 KB FILE NAME: z-1SD_saber.pk3 Tempest_Saber.pk3 Chaos Blade.pk3 AUTHOR: 1ShotDoctor E-mail: [email protected] GAME: Jedi Academy (JK3) CATEGORY: Models>Weapons DESCRIPTION: I finally got around to making myself some sabers and I figured I'd share them with the community. Harmony: This is a saber for my Jedi character. It is supposed to represent his personality. So this saber isnt too complicated or flashy. It looks nice and does the job. Tempest: This saber is for my Sith character. It is supposed to be flashy and look show-offy. It looks a bit more complicated than Harmony and almost looks too busy. Chaos Blade: This is one that I made for a friend and decided to release it at the last moment. Its for his Darth Chaos character. Once again, not too flashy. To use these sabers, select them from the saber selection menu, or in console type: saber 1SD_saber or saber Tempest_Saber or Chaos_Blade Installation: Put the "1SD_saber.pk3" and/or the "Tempest_Saber.pk3 and/or the "Chaos Blade.pk3" in your gamedata>base folder and enjoy! Bugs: The lights on Tempest can sometimes be barely seen through players. I still dont know why. Notes: I just like the chrome look on sabers. Its shiny, and changes with the light. But, I do test all my sabers with no shaders, and with different shaders before deciding which to use. THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS.
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